The Glasgow Rocks are proud to announce that they have completed their 2012/13 roster with the signing of two up-and-coming youngsters to their line-up, Owen McNally and Dale Grieve.
24 year old Owen McNally, will be looking to make an impact in the BBL and may well be the surprise packet signing of 2012/13. McNally will be coming to the Rocks after a short stint at Irish club UCD Marian last season where he averaged 15.8ppg and 8.5rpg. McNally, who was originally born in Long Beach Mississippi, also holds an Irish passport making him eligible to play for the Rocks without incurring a work permit position.
McNally’s 6’8” frame gives the Rocks one of their biggest line-ups in years and his ability to play inside-out should pose some match-up problems for the defence. He had a very successful four years at Spring Hill (NAIA) and is currently taking time out from the University of Mississippi where he is looking to complete his Law Degree. Coach Sterling Davis said:“I foresee Owen being our dark horse this season. He has some professional experience playing in Ireland which will give him a step closer to being very effective in the league. He has great footwork and skill along with physical strength which gives us some depth on the interior.”
To complete the double final signing, the Glasgow Rocks can confirm that they have secured the services of up-and-coming Scottish star Dale Grieve.
Grieve rounds off the 2012/13 squad and will be coming into the line-up after being spotted at the Glasgow Rocks Open Trials held back in August. He was part of the U/18 Scottish National Team and was heavily backed to represent the Rocks last season, however, a series of unfortunate events caused him to miss out. This year he is tipped to develop into another very talented Scottish Basketball Player. Coach Davis had the following to say about Grieve:“Dale is a guy I have been keeping my eye on for a year now. He has shown tremendous potential in the two open tryouts he has participated in and I am excited to see his development progress at this level.”
With the Glasgow Rocks squad finalised, all eyes will be on the Rocks first pre-season fixture of the season, when they play the USA Select team this Sunday at Kelvin Hall ISA at 5:00pm. The USA team will be staging a basketball camp for kids aged between 7-17 prior to the main event fixture.
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